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Majority support wind turbine use
Wind turbines
92% of respondents were concerned about climate change
A majority of people in Somerset who responded to a survey say they support the principle of generating renewable energy from wind turbines.

Results of the Environment and Quality of Life survey show more than 80% support the use of renewable energy.

The county council has moved quickly to respond by installing a six kilowatt wind turbine at the Charterhouse Education Centre the Mendips.

The survey was carried out between February and April this year.

It was carried out on behalf of a number of organisations and local authorities.

Of the 4,000 people who responded, 92% said they were concerned about climate change.

The data will be used by Somerset County Council to develop a renewable energy strategy.

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